# Exponents

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3 videos
1 skill
In 3rd grade, you learned that there is an easier way to write "5+5+5". You saw that 5+5+5=3x5. But is there an easier way to write repeated multiplication (like "5x5x5")? Absolutely! That's exactly what exponents are for! Common Core Standard: 6.EE.A.1

### Intro to exponents

VIDEO 3:03 minutes
Taking an exponent is basically the act of repeated multiplication. You know how to multiply, right? If so, understanding exponents is completely within your grasp!

### Squaring numbers

ARTICLE
Learn how to square basic numbers and make a connection between squaring and the area of a square.

### Intro to exponents

ARTICLE
Learn how to use exponents and bases. For example, writing 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 with an exponent.

### The zeroth power

VIDEO 4:32 minutes
Learn why a number raised to the zero power equals 1.

### Powers of fractions

VIDEO 1:47 minutes
Just like whole numbers with exponents, fractions are repeatedly multiplied. If you know how to multiply factions, you're over half way there.

### Powers of fractions

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
Practice evaluating exponents that have fractional bases.